Global Warming And Globalization

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Globalization has changed the world and its economy through-out the last 30 years (after WWII). Humans from different countries have been interacting for thousands of years. The ‘Silk Road’ is one of the first examples that connected Asia, Africa and Europe. The concept of globalization has altered not only the economy but also society, by sharing limitless goods, information, technologies, materials, resources, services…etc. Trading has improved and enhanced society in each country’s economy. Globalization has had diverse implications for environmental issues such as pollution, deforestation, water resources, climate change and biodiversity loss. Global warming and globalisation are closely related and I will discuss how globalization is responsible …show more content…
Heating, transportation, manufacturing and electricity generation all require energy. Fossil fuels, natural gas, petrol diesel, etc. are the sources of this energy. Global warming is primarily a problem of too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This carbon overload is caused mainly when we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas or cut down and burn forests. There are many heat-trapping gases (from methane to water vapor), but CO2 puts us at the greatest risk of irreversible changes if it continues to accumulate unabated in the atmosphere. Fossil fuel combustion leads to greenhouse gases being emitted and would ultimately warm the earth. A major cause of greenhouse emissions is deforestation. Sid Douglas states how Persson and his team at Chalmers University looked at seven major deforestation case countries and found that one-third to one-half of deforestation could be attributed to overseas trade and the increase in commercialisation. Carbon dioxide is needed for photosynthesis, but when the forests are cut down it releases CO2 gases into the earth and less plants are available to balance the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. India stands at the 4th position for emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (Filter, Ringward …show more content…
There are variety of ways to doing this, for example by decreasing carbon emissions and reducing exports. However, each strategy faces other challenges that need to be addressed. The fight against climate change is a long and arduous one, therefore the struggle should be supported from the the smallest community, the individuals. Everyone needs take part in the endeavor against global warming by doing some simple things. For example one can minimize the usage of fossil fuel powered engines, such as cars, by instead walking or using a bicycle. One can also use recyclable and eco-friendly materials to decrease pollution. Little things will accumulate to bigger things, and hopefully it can eventually affect the bigger

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